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Train Information to Cardiff from Liverpool

distanceDistance133 miles (215 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 39 min
priceAverage train ticket price£83 (€94)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersArriva Trains Wales or Cross Country

Trains from Liverpool to Cardiff cover the 133 miles (215 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 39 min with our travel partners like Arriva Trains Wales or Cross Country. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £33, but the average price of train tickets is £83. Travellers depart most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Train companies

Travel with CrossCountry from Liverpool to Cardiff

CrossCountry trains will get you between Liverpool and Cardiff from £33. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Liverpool and Cardiff you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Omio helps you find the perfect Liverpool - Cardiff train with CrossCountry. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train between Liverpool and Cardiff, Omio shows you CrossCountry’s current train timetables, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Liverpool to Cardiff route. You can expect to travel around 133 miles (215 km) between Liverpool and Cardiff on a train with CrossCountry. Once you are ready, buy your one-way CrossCountry tickets between Liverpool and Cardiff starting as low as £91 if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with CrossCountry!

    CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train from Liverpool to Cardiff:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Trains from Liverpool to Cardiff

    There are no direct trains from Liverpool to Cardiff but frequent indirect services, requiring a change at Birmingham New Street. The schedule begins with an East Midlands train departure from Liverpool at around 6:30 a.m. connecting with a CrossCountry train service at Birmingham. There are connections roughly every half hour throughout the day until the final departure just after 8:00 p.m. Most journeys take just under four hours.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Liverpool to Cardiff?

    Departure Station: Trains from Liverpool to Cardiff depart from central Liverpool Lime Street station which is around five minutes on foot from the city's bus station on Roe Street. There are regular connections around the city centre on the bus routes C4 and C5. Taxis are available from the station ranks on Skelhorne Street and Lord Nelson Street.

    Arrival Station: Trains from Liverpool to Cardiff arrive at Cardiff Central Station located on the banks of the river Taff, on the south-west edge of the city centre. Public transport options include city buses available from the nearby interchange on Wood Street. The station taxi rank is to the right of the exit.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Liverpool to Cardiff
    Travel by train to Cardiff easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Liverpool to Cardiff.
    FAQs
    How much do cheap train tickets between Liverpool and Cardiff cost?
    You can find a cheap train from Liverpool to Cardiff for some dates and times for as low as £33  one way in the next 7 days.
    How much is a train ticket from Liverpool to Cardiff?
    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Liverpool and Cardiff is £83  one way.
    What is the distance between Liverpool and Cardiff by train?
    The distance from Liverpool to Cardiff by train is approximately 133 miles (215 km).
    How long does it take from Liverpool to Cardiff by train?
    The Liverpool to Cardiff train duration is on average 3 h 39 min, which is to be expected when travelling 133 miles (215 km) from Liverpool to Cardiff. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
    What is the departure train station in Liverpool and arrival train station in Cardiff?

    When taking the train to Cardiff from Liverpool, you can choose to depart from train stations like Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool Central and Liverpool South Parkway. Your trip can end in train stations such as Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays).

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Liverpool Lime Street   and arrive in Cardiff Central.

    Where do I find the Liverpool train station to Cardiff? Where is the Cardiff train station?

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Cardiff Central and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Cardiff.

    Which train companies can get me from Liverpool to Cardiff?
    When taking a train from Liverpool to Cardiff, you can count on Arriva Trains Wales or Cross Country for the best way to get you to Cardiff. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Liverpool to Cardiff and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    How many trains per day are there from Liverpool to Cardiff?
    The average number of trains departing Liverpool for Cardiff is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    When does the first train depart from Liverpool to Cardiff? When does the last train depart from Liverpool to Cardiff?
    The earliest train departing from Liverpool to Cardiff leaves at 07: 05. The last train departing from Liverpool to Cardiff leaves at 11: 05. You can find the latest Liverpool to Cardiff train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I purchase train tickets to Cardiff from Liverpool for the best deals?
    If you book a train ticket to Cardiff from Liverpool within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £83 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Cardiff from Liverpool are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Liverpool
    Cardiff
    Liverpool Lime Street is the most popular Liverpool railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Liverpool for your journey to Cardiff.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxiTaxi
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket office hours
    Sun: 07: 15 - 23: 05 | Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 38
    Connections to/from station
    Bus lines: 9, 10, 61, 82, 79, 86C, 500
    Train lines: Northern, West Midlands, TransPennine Express, East Midlands, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales, London Northwestern
    Suburban train lines: Wirral Line (green)